Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carried off the field on a stretcher during Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a possible head injury.
Tagovailoa was on the field for about 10 minutes after the injury, which occurred with 5:43 left in the second quarter.
Shortly before halftime, the Dolphins announced that Tagavailoa was conscious, but he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with head and neck injuries.
Tagovailoa was sacked by Cincinnati’s Josh Tupou and fell violently to the ground. His head and upper back hit the turf hard and his fingers twitched strangely.
The injury comes four days after Tagovailoa briefly left Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills and returned after going through the concussion protocol.
He said Tuesday that he did not hurt Bill’s head. He was active in Thursday’s game after being listed on the injury report with back and ankle injuries.
Teddy Bridgewater replaced Tagovailoa, who completed 8 of 14 passes for 110 yards and one interception. Miami trailed 7-6 at the time.